Cultivating enriching experiences for children and youth beyond the school day
What We Do
The New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST) is a non-profit collaboration of public and private organizations and community members seeking to improve access to and quality of out-of-school extended learning programs – before and afterschool, summer learning, and youth development.
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“There is an urgent need to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills among U.S. students.”
Nearly 80% of future careers will require some STEM skills. A stimulating STEM education is essential for developing the basic analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills central to academic achievement and workforce readiness in the 21st century.
Schools can’t tackle this issue by themselves.
Children spend less than 20% of their waking hours in school. Afterschool programs offer both additional time and the opportunity to diversify the ways that students experience STEM learning.
Afterschool programs complement and supplement school-day learning and are well-positioned to engage and motivate participants. By offering innovative hands-on, project-based learning, STEM fields come alive for youth.
Advancing Young Women in STEM
The Advancing Young Women in STEM Initiative and webpage is designed to inspire the next generation of female innovators and leaders. The website compiles internships, OST programs, scholarships, summer programs, and volunteering opportunities related to STEM in the state of New Mexico. The site also includes relevant and recent STEM related news that showcase women in STEM.
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